colorum - updates

Rappler's latest stories on colorum


LTFRB rejects Palawan appeal to suspend anti-'colorum' campaign

May 26, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board instead promises to fast-track the franchise applications of qualified operators, amid concerns that tourism would be crippled

NO TO COLORUM. Palawan continues its operations against colorum vehicles in the province.

Transport advocates call for crackdown on habal-habal rides

Apr 04, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Newly formed group Transport Watch says habal-habal rides or motorcycles for hire are usually booked through Facebook

WATCH. Transport advocates launch "Transport Watch" which aims to tackle issues and push for policies for better public transportation options. Photo courtesy of Transport Watch

Nationwide crackdown on 'colorum' vehicles to start after Holy Week

Mar 28, 2018 - 2:25 PM

The government forms Task Force Kamao to apprehend unregistered public utility vehicles

ANTI-COLORUM. Task Force Bravo, an inter-agency task force against colorum vehicles, will be headed by DOTr Undersecretary Thomas Orbos. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

At Dimple Star bus crash site, Duterte orders nationwide crackdown on illegal buses

Mar 23, 2018 - 6:48 PM

(2ND UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte also orders the arrest of the operator of Dimple Star Bus, after one of its units crashed in Occidental Mindoro, killing 19

LTFRB halts apprehension order vs undocumented Uber, Grab drivers

Jul 14, 2017 - 7:36 PM

They have a breathing space until July 26

REGULATED. The LTFRB has had difficulty in imposing rules over transport network companies as the Philippines is the first country to regulate app-based transport services.

Duterte: Metro Manila to be cleared of colorum vehicles 'immediately'

Jul 25, 2016 - 5:24 PM

Out of line apprehension including the removal of terminals will be intensified My God it will be done Immediately Duterte says in his first SONA

INTENSIFIED DRIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte vows to intensify the drive against unregistered public utility vehicles.

Stories of kindness, perseverance inspire Filipinos

Feb 06, 2016 - 5:26 PM

Mood Meter: Inspired

KIND ACTS. Kind acts continue to inspire Filipinos on social media. Images courtesy of Marvs Rojas, Biliran Island Facebook page, and Lenard Bernardo

VIRAL: Traffic enforcer stands ground vs name-dropping driver

Feb 03, 2016 - 1:34 PM

The video shows a traffic enforcer ignoring the driver s plea not to get a ticket even after the latter claimed to know Senator JV Ejercito

TRAFFIC VIOLATION. The photo shows the motorist supposedly violating traffic rules, who also offered a bribe. Screengrab taken from video posted by Lenard Bernardo

LTFRB intensifies campaign against colorum PUVs

Oct 15, 2014 - 4:47 PM

The agency also slaps a P1 million fine on Dalin Liner Inc for using an expired certificate to operate and illegally swapping license plates

BOC to speed up auction of overstaying goods in Manila ports

Aug 12, 2014 - 4:48 PM

The auction is the newest measure undertaken by the Bureau of Customs to ease port congestion

DECONGESTED SOON. Malacañang assures the public that the congestion at major ports in Metro Manila would ease by Saturday, August 16. File photo by Agence France-Presse / Jay Directo

No more port congestion in Manila mid-August?

Aug 07, 2014 - 9:11 PM

Malacañang assures that Metro Manila ports will be decongested amid intensified efforts to crack down on colorum trucks

Did LTFRB circulars worsen Metro traffic? Lawmakers to probe

Aug 04, 2014 - 5:32 PM

Senator Santiago and Valenzuela congressman Gatchalian question the legality of recent LTFRB circulars that effectively protects colorum buses

LTO nabs 10 colorum bus operators

Jun 20, 2014 - 3:52 PM

The LTO says the initial apprehension of violators shows the intent of the government to stop the rampant violation of transportation rules

Palace to transport strikers: Don’t forget public good

Jun 17, 2014 - 5:31 PM

Public service – this is why you were given franchises in the first place Malacañang reminds operators and owners of public utility vehicles

PUBLIC GOOD. The Palace urges transport groups to think about the commuting public, amid threats of a mass strike over higher fines for license and franchise violations. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

‘Colorum’ buses face P1M fine by June 19

Jun 03, 2014 - 4:38 PM

From P10 000 the fine is now at P1 million A joint administrative order from the DOTC LTFRB and LTO also covers rude drivers who overcharge refuse services and are reckless

How to tame Metro Manila's buses

Apr 21, 2014 - 11:04 AM

Can government improve Metro Manila s public utility bus sector and get rid of its infamous colorum buses?

DOTC chief wants P1-M fine for colorum operators

Apr 25, 2013 - 7:49 PM

Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says that the current fine on colorum operators for buses and jeepneys which comes to P10 000 is not strong enough to deter violators

STEEP FINE. Transport Secretary Jun Abaya said that he wants to fine owners of colorum public utility vehicles P1 million.